Carlos R. Vila, CPA

Carlos R. Vila, CPA

Shareholder, Assurance Services

Carlos Vila joined GSS in 1996, became a shareholder in 2005 and started transitioning into retirement in 2019. In his career, Carlos specialized in audit and consulting services for insurance, health related entities, manufacturing, construction, real estate, and other service companies, both publicly and privately held. Carlos’ experience also includes providing support services to insurance companies on fidelity and business interruption claims. Carlos is a resource for our Insurance Industry Service Team, with extensive experience helping clients who require biennial audits by the NFIP WYO Program.

Carlos has remained involved in the delivery of services for many of his clients, including property & casualty insurance companies, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), a medical malpractice insurance trust, insurance holding companies, and several insurance agencies and third party administrators related to the insurance industry. Carlos is also in charge of the Firm’s annual June CPE Seminar – a continuing professional education seminar geared toward providing quality audit and accounting credit hours for our client CPAs.

Prior to joining GSS in St. Petersburg, Carlos held financial and executive positions with insurance companies, agencies, and self-insurance funds, among other insurance-related entities. Carlos worked with an international public accounting firm and also founded and managed a successful public accounting firm in Puerto Rico. Additionally, he has served as a member of boards of directors of insurance companies, general agencies and other related entities.

Education

Carlos received his Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College.

Certifications

Carlos is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed to practice in both Florida and Puerto Rico.

Professional Affiliations

Carlos is a member of the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and the Puerto Rico Society of CPAs. Carlos is a past president of the West Central Florida Chapter of the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association, Inc. (IASA) and also a past President of the West Coast Chapter of the FICPA.